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Documentary exploring the role of hardcore futbol fans called “Ultras” in the Egyptian Revolution, as the people's soldiers on the front lines.
In late November, Egyptian security forces violently removed protestors who remained in Tahrir. A battle was waged for five days. Police (backed by soldiers) used "khartoosh" shotgun pellets and live ammo against boys, mostly hardcore soccer fans called “Ultras.”
The boys on the front lines of battles fought for ideas they believed were greater than their livelihood. While much of Western media has focused on Egyptian middle class culture, which “translates” the battle zone through Facebook and Twitter, these young men are remembered on R.I.P. shirts and banners in Tahrir. They are considered the people's soldiers.
We aim in our film to explore what drove these boys to face bullets in the name of freedom.
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